Accolades: Hoke High students pass drone pilot exam

A group of students in Hoke High School’s Career and Technical Education program passed the FAA drone pilot exam as part of the CTE’s drone program.

The Part 107 Remote Pilot Certificate covers remote flight, mapping software, rules and regulations around flying drones, and more. Receiving the certification allows students to become commercial pilots within the drone industry, with class focuses on construction, agriculture, public safety, and cinematography.

As shared on a county Facebook page, the new pilots are (left to right):

Nhi Nguyen

Joshua Marquez

Jaxon Herron



Joseph Gaynor

Ethan Ekstrand

Teymari Thomas


Christopher Acosta

Alec Bowes (not pictured)